Biography: "Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his senior and junior seasons. Led Syracuse in tackles the past two years, most recently totaling 114/9/1.5 as a senior after junior totals of 81/10/6.5."
Positives: "Aggressive, run defending safety best in the box. Remains disciplined with assignments, quickly locates the ball, and wraps up when tackling. Displays the ability to hold his ground against blocks and is terrific against the run."
Negatives: At his best moving straight-ahead and lacks the quick change of direction or speed to the sidelines. Struggles in coverage. Marginal skill in pursuit.
Analysis: Smith has been a productive defender for Syracuse but is a limited athlete with marginal size/speed numbers. Projects as a two-down defender and possibly a backup on the inside in a 34 alignment at the next level.
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